Red Carpet Report from the 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival

Opening Night New Media Film Festival: Susan Johnston,Brett Stimely, Sally Kirkland, John Savage, Blanco Blanco, Tamara Henry

Opening Night New Media Film Festival: Susan Johnston,Brett Stimely, Sally Kirkland, John Savage, Blanco Blanco, Tamara Henry

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, JJ Snyder, were invited to come out and cover the 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival held at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles. This year the festival gave Ray Bradbury a Legend Award at the opening night ceremony.

The festival also screened 80 new media films from 14 countries and had a full day of panels with a roster that read like a who’s-who in new media, gaming and Hollywood and include multi-genre actors, writers, directors, producers from Web, TV, Movies, and Games. Follow the New Media Film Festival on Facebook at or at their website at

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“Web Series Superstars”

CEO and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, from Mingle Media TV moderated the 9:30 AM panel entitled “Web Series Superstars” and featured:
• Jane Espenson: Hugo Award winner, Emmy-nominated Writer/Producer, Co-Creator Husbands Web Series
• Gregory Storm: Writer’s Guild Nominated Screenwriter, Producer and director, Madison Avery Web Series
• Steve Silverman: Award winning Writer, Director/Producer of the hit web series Pretty
• Yuri Lowenthal: Executive Producer Shelf Life Web Series, Author

New Media Film Festival LIVE via MMTVN’s Red Carpet Report Opening Night + Audience Choice Winner Announcement

Online media and live web TV network company, Mingle Media TV, have announced the winners of the “Audience Choice” online voting category in the 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival, which officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. This year’s festival will take place at the Landmark Theatre in Westwood, California. Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report will also be covering the opening night Red Carpet LIVE streaming on and Mingle Media TV’s site and their CEO will be moderating a panel on Wednesday.The winners of the Audience Choice Awards, where viewers online vote for their favorite web series for this year are:
1st Place: Almost a Turkish Soap Opera
2nd Place: Men e Men TV
3rd Place: Up Up Down Down, The Series
Winner of the Audience Choice Awards: Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

Winner of the Audience Choice Awards: Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

The festival will be screening 80 New Media Films from 14 countries and have a full day of panels starting at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 that read like a who’s-who in new media, gaming and Hollywood and include multi-genre actors, writers, directors, producers from Web, TV, Movies, and Games.

LIVE Streamed Opening Night Red Carpet

Watch the LIVE streamed Red Carpet from The Landmark Theatre starting at 7:00 PM PT on the Mingle Media TV Network Tuesday night at  To watch the live stream on your computer – go to where the stream will be shown – you can log in with your twitter, facebook or other social network to chat in the chat room.You can also watch the LIVE stream from your iPad/Tablet or Smartphone by getting the FREE “STICKAM” APP and at the time we go live search for “MMTVN” to find the live stream.

For more info about the festival, visit their website:
3rd Annual New Media Film Festival

3rd Annual New Media Film Festival

14th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival… and why I think Edward James Olmos is amazing!

Growing up in South Florida, my childhood was influenced by the Cuban community, I loved the foods and the music and even did my aunt’s  (who is 3 yrs older than I am )  spanish homework so she could go out and play. Fast-forward to today, living in Los Angeles, I find myself drawn to eating both Spanish (love Frijoles negros and plantains) and Mexican themed foods (you should taste my Guacamole) and making them part of our favorite family foods; I guess what I am trying to say for me, it is not a different culture but part of who I am today.

LALIFF What does this have to do with the 14th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival? Good question. With more communities like Miami and Los Angeles having strong Latino community and strong sense of their heritage, we need to support the preservation of the cultures in our world while embracing and adopting them. Which is why this Festival is so important as a commitment to the community to help encourage Latino filmmakers, producers, writers and actors, to participate in submitting to the Festival including movies that depict the Latino culture.

We were at the festival, more as an attendee this year (don’t ask how I screwed up getting media passes for the red carpet) but we did catch one of my favorite actors… Edward James Olmos, who is a big part of this festival.

Edward James Olmos

No, Edward James Olmos is not calling me....

We did capture a few photos from Grauman’s Chinese where the festival took place and encourage you to check out the website – and find out how you can be part of this community today.

14th Annual LALIFF

Red Carpet at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre for the 14th Annual Latino Film Festival

To close, I’m going to defer to one of the media partners who broadcast en Espanol, La Presensa.

And before I end this post – I would like to share this tribute I found on YouTube to Edward James Olmos….

See you next time!!

New Media Film Festival Starts Today! Honoring the Art of Story Telling

In case you missed it and are looking for something fun to do this weekend, be sure to check out the New Media Film Festival starting today in Downtown Los Angeles. From film making to mobile consumption, there is something for everyone looking to create and find new cool ways to tell their stories – and be entertained!

Oh yeah – don’t miss the 3D webseries premiere from Safety Geeks SVI!! Tell them, Stephanie from Mingle Media TV sent you!

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

07:00pm – Opening Night Film – RiP: A Remix Manifesto – 09:30pm – Opening Night VIP Party


09:45am – Webseries Program 11:00am – Panel: Experts in New Media Technology and Filmmaking share the Who, What, Why and How 01:00pm – Documentary Screening #1 – Orgasm, Inc. 03:00pm – Documentary Screening #2 – 2012:Time For Change + Site/Light 05:00pm – Shorts Program #1 07:00pm – Double Take Screening & Panel Discussion 10:00pm – Superhero Pajama Party Screening

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010

11:00am – Panel: Social media, alternative distribution…the trials and tribulations of releasing independent films 01:00pm – Web & Mobile Content Program 02:30pm – Memories of Overdevelopment Feature Film Screening & Panel 05:00pm – Shorts Program # 2

07:00pm – Closing Night Program and Awards Ceremony – New Media & HerpesBoy 10:00pm – VIP Rooftop After Party

Located at the Downtown Independent251 S. Main Street, LA, CA 90012 (Located between W. 2nd St. & W. 3rd St.)

This event is open to All Ages-All Cultures-All New Media apply. This Film Festival is for you: Artist, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Above and Below the line Crew, Thought Maker, Implementer that bring stories worth telling to life.

Categories for the Festival:

MOBILE – media content created with your cell phone

MOBISODE – media content created for your cell phone

WEBISODE – online media stand alone

WEBSERIES – online media multiple (series of 3 or more)

SHORTS – Media under 30 minutes

DOCUMENTARIES – Media that is non fiction

3D – Media of moving images in 3D (any length)

RED – Media shot on the RED camera (any length)

FEATURE LENGTH – Media over 30 minutes